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Grgur Ninski Statue

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Address: Ulica Kralja Tomislava, Split, Croatia
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Roman colony: Colonia Martia Julia Salonae.

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An imposing statute of an Arch Bishop

This is the bronze statute of Gregory, the Arch Bishop of Nin. He was famed for his opposing the Pope as well as changing the medium of local church service from Latin to Croatian... read more

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

But, the luck did not immediately make itself noticeable. I feel cheated. I'm hoping it is delayed action luck.

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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is the bronze statute of Gregory, the Arch Bishop of Nin. He was famed for his opposing the Pope as well as changing the medium of local church service from Latin to Croatian thus spreading the gospel more widely to the public. The statute was originally located at the Peristyle Square but later re-erected outside the city wall near... More 

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Zagreb, Croatia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This iconic 1929 Ivan Mestrovic statue, located just outside the "Golden Gate" entrance of Diocletian's 1,700 year old Palace, is a cherished monument for locals, and a "must see" all visitors to Split. Be sure to rub his toe for good luck!

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 496 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

View this gigantic statue and learn more about the sculptor whose works are celebrated in a museum on the Marjan peninsula.

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York, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice impressive statue with a great history behind it. Apparenly rubbing the toe and wishing for something makes your wish come true. Consequently the toe has been rubbed so much that it is golden as opposed to the rest of the statue.

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St Neots, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

So, you're going to see this if you're in town and you go out the Gold (or golden) gate, where this statue is; several vendors of art are to the right and a small antiques market is to the left. By tradition, the statue was hidden after being cut up and buried, with children finding it's toe; today the toe... More 

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Stuttgart, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another must see, but not something to plan a day around. It is large and impressive and has a nice historical context, but was not interesting for my teens.

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Thank Nappen
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

Very nice place with a funny tradition to rub his golden toe for good luck. It is one of the many attractions of the Split's old town, has a very good restaurant near, it is right next to a beautiful park with a fountain, you might run into a antiquity market there depending on the time of the year.

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Thank Amelia E
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

The statue itself has nothing special. It is interesting though. It is placed in one of the entrances of oldtown, so you should visit it as part of a tour or visit to the oldtown.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

The statue is very famous and the area is normally crowded. Take a couple of pictures. People say we should rub the toe of the statue for good luck !!

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